Let’s Relax with IKEA!

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  This post is sponsored by Syndicate Ads. Today we're joining with one of our favorite brands, IKEA, to talk a little about a reality-based topic of late--the constant pressure creeping into all our lives thanks to the prevalence of Pinterest, blogs, reality (-esque) TV programs and … [Read more...]

New Library Bookshelves-Styled!

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  As you saw in this post HERE--my Dad built IKEA Billy bookshelves into these custom built-in looking shelves in our front living room, which now functions as a quiet/reading library type space.     I am not at all an expert at bookshelf styling and in my haste to enjoy … [Read more...]

DIY Built-In Wall Shelves Using Billy Bookcases {Ikea Hack}

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    Today I am sharing a project that I am SO excited about, it's by far my favorite DIY project to date. These bookshelves! I know we aren't the first to take IKEA bookcases and build them into custom-esque bookcases but I look at these and can't believe they are in my … [Read more...]

Our New Home: Tutorial on Our DIY Living Room Built-In Shelves + Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  Phew!  They're finally done--although to be honest, writing this post took longer than actually finishing the bookcases.  Be sure to read through to the end, because we're giving away an awesome HomeRight FinishMax Pro paint sprayer, which was one of my … [Read more...]

Office Space

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  A few months ago one of those exciting emails popped into our email shortly after I shared this post on my chair makeover(s). An editor from a magazine was asking for more pictures of my office and could she maybe submit it for possible inclusion in a specialty shelter publication? I was … [Read more...]

Workroom/Craft Room Reveal!

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After another quick two day trip to my Mom's, her birthday present workroom makeover (click to view the back story) is complete! Well, almost complete--the wrapping station was finished up after I headed home, as well as the installation of the ironing area, but it's come a long way. I will … [Read more...]

A Craft/Workroom in Progress

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I was beyond touched when my Mom asked me if I would makeover her craft/sewing/ironing/wrapping/decor storage {from here on out I will just call it her "workroom", as she does!} room for a birthday present this year. Here is the before... The room, which is in their basement, was finished by the … [Read more...]

Kids’ Learning Center Reveal

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I am so excited to reveal our Kids' Learning Center as "Part 1" of my Basement Office/Kids' Learning Center/Craft Station Makeover.  As some of  you may recall, the gals at 11 Magnolia Lane listed out our 2012 Home Goals earlier this year and I am thrilled to mark this off the list.   I guess I … [Read more...]

I {heart} IKEA…

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Last week Terry and I got ourselves a babysitter and went off on a field trip to IKEA. I was in search of new family room curtains (you can read about my Ballard failure HERE) and some more storage to make my soon-to-be "for sale" house less cluttered. Terry is creating a fabulous … [Read more...]

A Space of my Own

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I have been hard at work polishing up several areas of my home, including my office (or as some would say, my "Mom Cave"). We converted this space from a playroom (this would be a great before and after, you wouldn't believe it! } into my home office two years ago as I have a design business … [Read more...]

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